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Re: css3-lists: Coptic and Ionic Greek

From: Christos Cheretakis <xalkina@otenet.gr>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 21:38:33 +0200
Message-ID: <3DFF7D39.8000503@otenet.gr>
To: Stefanos Karasavvidis <stefos@ced.tuc.gr>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Stefanos Karasavvidis wrote:
> Searching for examples of today's usage of this style, I found comments 
> on Homers Odyssey and it was kind of funny to see that they referred to 
> the rapsodies (24 of them) using the simple modern greek alphabet.
> http://www.odyplus.net/first_page.asp?article_id=28
> which is truly wrong

   Well, actually, this is truly right. Iliad & Odyssey were not 
"written" in rapsodies, the were one single part. They were divided in 
the later ancient years in 24 parts, called rapsodies, each labeled 
after a letter of the alphabet. Upper case letters were used for Iliad, 
while lower case letters were used for Odyssey.

> A correct representation of the rapsodies can be found in
> http://genesis.ee.auth.gr/agper/zpd/odyssey.zip
> (split in 24 M$ Word files, sorry)
> There is moreover a nice image with decimal and ancient-greek style 
> equivalence at
> http://www.geocities.com/coinscollectors/noumeral/noumeral.htm
> look at the first and second column and note that stigma (6) and koppa 
> (90) are correctly shown below the big image inside the text

   They're using the archaic form of koppa in the table.

> Regards


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